About the property
- Estate1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 BR, 1 Bath, Gourmet Kitchen, Large Lr, With Sweeping Ocean View
Kai Ea 'breath Of The Sea'
Welcome to a place where the vastness of sea and sky seemingly meet in endless horizon. It is ideal for couples and honeymooners wanting total privacy. Get away from it all at Kai Ea. Kai meaning sea joined with Ea (a ah) meaning breath. This awesome home is upstaged only by it's extraordinary ocean views.....and the 'breath' of the sea below. Situated on five gated acres for total privacy.
A tasteful Asian theme defines this contemporary cliff side home on five private and gated acres. The upscale home celebrates, and was designed to capture, the breathtaking views of the wide open Pacific Ocean, miles of coastline and white water all the way to Maui, magnificent sunsets and moon rises filling the sky and reflected on the glistening sea, backdrop of clouds hanging on the mountain with stars and distant houses lit up at night. The ruins of an ancient Hawaiian village is seen on the coastal plain below. The home has multiple levels, with a handful of steps, to capture the view in every direction. There are many sunny or shady lanais to decompress and meditate and take in this vista. There are no other rentals or occupants on the property for your complete privacy.
A recent local magazine (At Home) featured this amazing home and praised: 'A view so high, so spectacular, so sweeping, making it an apt lair for native owls and hawks'. The panoramic view, yet closeness to the sea and nature's displays, make Kai Ea the perfect place to forget the hassles of everyday life. The incredible vistas have a calming and grounding effect.
Situated for the perfect climate at 800' with warm sunny breezy days and comfortable nights. The home is perched above unique Pebble Beach (black polished pebbles) and in winter it is a birthing and mating cove for migrating whales. It is common for the call of whales and flapping flukes to break the silence and treat the eye. Crashing waves up and down the coast reverberate when the surf is high. Be sure and bring your binoculars!
The newer fully appointed home is large, open and spacious. It is accentuated with high ceilings, superior craftmanship and furnished with many Asian antiques and artwork. Lending to the ambiance are oversized Italian tile and Brazilian cherry wood floors, roomy well equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. There are many ceiling fans, huge soaking tub and a private tiled and enclosed outdoor shower for after the beach. A totally separate bedroom available also (please ask about extra guests) with choice of plush top queen bed or slightly more firm Serta Spinal Logic queen bed. Master has it's own private sitting area and walls of glass.
With all this, you are in the peaceful country yet close to a variety of great beaches for excellent snorkeling and kayaking and just the right distance from nightlife in Kailua-Kona. A variety of restaurants and shopping dot the way.
An excellent grocery store and small mall is about 20 minutes away with smaller convenience stores closer. South Kona is our local 'breadbasket' for fresh produce, fruit, Kona coffee and macademia nuts. There are abundant coffee plantations
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Harry Zola
I love Hawaii and sharing it with friends and guests, especially those who appreciate the spirit and mana of the island. I have traveled extensively around the world and always love coming back to Hawaii.
Why Harry Zola chose Opihihale
To be in authentic and natural Hawaii,close to the ocean and untouched by tourists, hotels and resorts.
What makes this Estate unique
The panoramic views of the ocean from Kai Ea are mesmerizing. Also,the ocean and the secluded beaches nearby with the wonderful trails leading to them are awesome. It feels like 'Old Hawaiiana'. The sounds of the birds, wildlife and whales singing at night in the winter makes you feel like you're in paradise. The romantically furnished interior provide a unique comfort with beautiful Asian art to behold.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Imagine visiting the big island 100 years ago and being able to look down the coastline of Kona without seeing other houses, buildings or telephone poles....this is the view looking south at Kai Ea situated on a bluff 800 feet above the Kona coast. Peaceful and quiet with spectacular sunsets. Make sure to visit the Kona Coffee living history farm associated with the Smithsonian about 10 miles down the road to get a feel for the history of the Kona area. A great place to get away from it all.
The accommodations were all we could ask for. The panoramic view from the lanai was breathtaking and the sunsets were spectacular. The lanai was my favorite part of the house. What a beautiful home!
Amazing panoramic views
We had a fantastic time staying at the property, if you have a party of four don’t look any further. The property is perfectly situated in South Kona providing seclusion but also not too far from great beaches, farms, and cafes. We felt like we could sit outside on the back patio for hours soaking in the views. Also great for spotting whales. Look forward to returning soon!
We stayed in awe of the amazing view our entire stay! Excellent location to get to the attractions yet being secluded away from the masses was perfect. Our host Harry was attentive to any needs and super helpful with suggestions on where to go. We will be back to stay at Kai Ea!
Beautiful and secluded
This was our first visit to the Big Island and I felt very spoiled by this beautiful house. I began every morning with coffee looking out at the amazing ocean views. There was everything we could need from water toys to a well stocked kitchen. The view was endlessly amazing.
This house is about 45 minutes south of Kailua-Kona on a twisty road so there is a lot of driving involved with staying here. I didn't mind it but it's something to consider. I thought it was worth it for the beauty and seclusion.
The peaceful, perfectly appointed space inside and out immediately works to get you to vacay mode)) the personal touches of welcome note and book of info on things to do and places to eat helps to get the huge island mapped out a little for you...if you can tear yourself from the views at this rental!! It didn't bother us at all that there was no a/c( I know, so mainlander) but still we slept comfortably with fans. There were a few geckos and bugs, but it's not to be forgotten you are on an island, expect it. The location was a great jump off spot to get south east and north easily. Do know to see a few places you will want to see on this island, a 4X4 is useful.
Volcanoes National Park is a little over an hour's drive. City of Refuge and Kealakekua Bay are 20-min. drive. Ho'okena State Beach is only 10-min. drive.
Additional information about rental rates
Standard Rate: $165/nt accommodating Two. Apr 1 to Dec 14 Each Additional person is $25. per night. Winter Rate: $195/nt accommodating Two. Dec 15 to Mar 31 Each Additional person is $35. per night. FOUR NIGHT MINIMUM,SEVEN Dec/Jan holidays Cleaning Fee of $150. Check-in 3:00 pm Check-out 10:00 am Refundable Security Deposit of $300. State taxes of 13.41% on rent, 4.16% on cleaning Checks or Credit Card (payable through VRBO online "book-it" button ) Not suitable for children or teens. (Many steps, levels and cliffside location) Rates are Seasonal and subject to change. (Automatic entrance gate w/coded entry). Late check-outs may be available at 1/2 -day charge. RENTAL AGREEMENT REQUIRED